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Buying Manager - Hardlines

Job Title: Buying Manager - Hardlines
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96415_1414784658
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 31, 2014 19:44

Job Description

This UK & international retailer is currently looking for a Senior Buyer within their Storage & Furniture category. With over 200 stores in the UK and growing-this business is looking for a committed individual for their multi-channel offer.

As a Senior Buyer you'll be responsible for growing and leading a product category through existing and new suppliers and also looking to developed their own-brand ranges.

Your responsibilities are-

  • Developing sourcing strategy for the category
  • Driving sales & Profitability
  • Category Manager to create product ranges that meets the customer needs.
  • Far East & European sourcing trip
  • Analysing past sales trends to anticipate future needs
  • The need to be commercially aware with an analytical flair.
  • Accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and performance.
  • Work closely with Proposition & Merchandising teams regarding Category Management
  • Develop supplier & range reviews
  • Supplier negotiation and striving to improve up mutually effective relationships

To be successful you will-

  • Have Buyer/Sourcing experience at a Buying Manager, Category or Senior Buyer level within a similar range in Household & utilities.
  • International sourcing experience
  • Experience with Internal stake holder management
  • Retail or Supplier background with the relevant product categories will be considered -Storage, Outdoor Furniture & Shelving
  • High influence individual & can consult & make key decisions in a ever-changing market
  • Have accountability of a category of 35 - 200 million & in control of the OTB.

This blue chip business does offer relocation packages as well as a car /car allowance & further bonuses and benefits. If you feel you have the relevant experience & can add value at a senior level then please send your cv quoting the reference Q96415.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.